List of best-selling albums in China

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This is the list of best-selling albums in China.

As of 2017, China was the world's 10th largest music market, having improved its position from being 14th in 2015 and 27th in 2005.[1][2]

Best-selling albums in China[edit]

Legend
pink Physical album
purple Digital album
Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 1986 A Voice on the Ocean Fei Xiang 20,000,000 [3][4]
2 2016 Xplore Lu Han 3,487,000 [5]
3 2016 Wild Li Yuchun 3,404,540 [6]
4 2015 Reloaded Lu Han 3,343,000 [7]
5 2016 MADE Big Bang 2,966,000 [8]

Best-selling physical albums[edit]

Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 1986 A Voice on the Ocean Fei Xiang 20,000,000 [3][4]
2 2004 Common Jasmin Orange Jay Chou 2,600,000 [9]
3 1984 Wandering Cheng Fang-yuan 2,000,000 [10]
3 1985 Childhood Cheng Fang-yuan 2,000,000 [10]
5 1993 I Can Never Understand Your Love Chen Lin 1,500,000 [11]
6 1997 Titanic James Horner/Celine Dion 1,150,000 [12][13]
7 2001 Meteor Rain F4 500,000 [14]
7 2007 Against the Light Stefanie Sun 500,000 [15]
7 2004 It's Raining Rain 500,000 [16]
7 1999 Next to Happiness The Flowers 500,000 [17]
11 1987 Bad Michael Jackson 450,000 [18]
12 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson 450,000 [19]
13 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson 250,000 [20]
14 2012 Red Taylor Swift 80,000 [21]
15 2006 The Dutchess Fergie 60,000 [22]

Best-selling digital albums[edit]

Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 2016 Xplore Lu Han 3,487,000 [5]
2 2016 Wild Li Yuchun 3,404,540 [6]
3 2015 Reloaded Lu Han 3,343,000 [7]
4 2016 MADE Big Bang 2,966,000 [8]
5 2017 6 Kris Wu 2,537,118 [23]
6 2017 Venture Lu Han 2,501,000 [24]
7 2017 I Lu Han 2,348,000 [25]
8 2017 Imagination Lu Han 1,712,000 [26]
9 2017 Kwon Ji Yong G-Dragon 1,453,000 [27]
10 2015 E Big Bang 1,451,000 [28]
11 2016 Reloaded + Lu Han 1,376,000 [7]
12 2015 D Big Bang 1,348,000 [28]
13 2015 Reloaded II Lu Han 1,317,000 [29]
14 2017 Reputation Taylor Swift 1,176,000 [30]
15 2017 Liu Xing Li Yuchun 1,154,000 [31]
16 2016 Lose Control Lay 1,140,000 [32]
17 2016 Quite Li Yuchun 1,136,121 [6]
18 2016 Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories Jay Chou 1,123,000 [33]
19 2016 Long Li Yuchun 1,050,079 [6]
20 2016 Health Li Yuchun 1,022,058 [6]
21 2015 A Big Bang 863,000 [28]
22 2017 The War Exo 862,000 [34]
23 2017 Lay 02 Sheep Lay 800,000 [35]
24 2017 Winter Special Gift Lay 765,000 [36]
25 2015 T.A.O Z.TAO 746,000 [37]
26 2015 M Big Bang 508,000 [28]
27 2016 The Road Z.TAO 500,000 [38]
28 2017 THE TIME 1st Quarter Xu Weizhou 445,000 [39]
29 2016 Wings BTS 442,000 [40][41]
30 2017 No. 13 – A Dancing Van Gogh Stefanie Sun 408,000 [42]
31 2016 Black Courage Jason Zhang 384,000 [43]
32 2017 Put and Cloak Eason Chan 372,000 [44]
33 2014 1989 Taylor Swift 363,000 [45]
34 2017 Love Yourself: Her BTS 281,000 [46]
35 2016 For Life Exo 269,000 [47]
36 2018 Love Yourself: Tear BTS 245,000 [48]
37 2016 Descendants of the Sun OST Various Artists 241,000 [49]
38 2016 Fantôme Utada Hikaru 225,605 [50]
39 2017 Universe Exo 208,300 [51]
40 2017 White Night Taeyang 177,000 [52]
41 2014 Aiyo, Not Bad Jay Chou 171,000 [53]
42 2016 The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever BTS 155,000 [54]
43 2016 With Love, J Jessica 141,000 [55]
44 2018 The Great Seungri Seungri 101,000 [56][57][58]
45 2018 Blooming Days Exo-CBX 98,400 [59]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Music Report 2018: Annual State of the Industry" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 September 2018. 
  2. ^ "RIAJ: Yearbook 2007, IFPI 2005 Report (Page 24)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Fan, Xu (October 10, 2014). "Uncle cool". China Daily. Retrieved March 20, 2017. Subsequently, his first album released on the mainland sold a staggering 20 million copies. 
  4. ^ a b Bergstrom, Mary (2012). All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth. Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved March 20, 2017. he sold 20 million copies of his album, A Voice on The Ocean. 
  5. ^ a b Xplore sales in China's three major music platforms:
  6. ^ a b c d e Combined sales of 4 EP's:
  7. ^ a b c "QQ音乐数字专辑 - QQ音乐,音乐你的生活! (Reloaded+)". QQ Music. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Made sales in China's three major music platforms:
  9. ^ Fung, Anthony (2008). Western style, Chinese Pop: Jay Chou's Rap and Hip-Hop in China. pp. 69–80. Retrieved March 19, 2017. In China the official figure reached 2.6 million units, a stunning figure that no other Chinese artist has attained. 
  10. ^ a b Reference for sales: Reference for album titles and release dates:
  11. ^ Jie, Yang, ed. (November 1, 2009). "Pop Singer Chen Lin falls to death". China Radio International. China Central Television. Retrieved March 19, 2017. It reached the top of the album charts and sold over 1.5 million copies. 
  12. ^ White, Adam (June 20, 1998). "Billboard Vol. 110, No. 25". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017. The Sony Classical soundtrack album to the movie is now reported to have sold more than 1 million legitimate copies in the People's Republic of China 
  13. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (June 18, 2018). "CSPC: Titanic Popularity Analysis". Chart Masters. Retrieved June 18, 2018. 
  14. ^ Pomfret, John (June 10, 2002). "Band Hits Sour Note in China". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2017. Within five months, meanwhile, Sony had sold 500,000 copies of the "Meteor Rain" album and estimated that another 5 million pirated versions had flooded the market. 
  15. ^ Tan, Kevin (2012). Suryadinata, Leo, ed. Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume I & II. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 1020. Retrieved March 19, 2017. over 500,000 copies in China in the first week 
  16. ^ "Korean Culture No. 2: K-pop Beyond Asia". Korean Culture and Information Service. 2015. p. 42. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Total sales of Rain's new album throughout Asia reached over one million: 100,000 in Japan, 500,000 in China, 70,000 in Taiwan, 150,000 in Thailand, 50,000 in Indonesia, and 154,000 in Korea… 
  17. ^ Far Eastern Economic Review (May 23, 2003). "Chinese aim to build a great wall of sound". The Guardian. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  18. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (September 27, 2017). "CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis – Original Albums Sales: Bad (1987)". Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  19. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (September 27, 2017). "CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis – Original Albums Sales: Dangerous (1991)". Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  20. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (September 27, 2017). "CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis – Original Albums Sales: HIStory: Past, Present & Future (1995)". Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  21. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (October 6, 2017). "CSPC: Taylor Swift Popularity Analysis – Original Albums Sales: Red (2012)". Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  22. ^ Vieira, Guillaume (July 14, 2017). "CSPC: Fergie Popularity Analysis – Original Albums Sales: The Dutchess (2006)". Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  23. ^ 6 sales in China's three major music platforms:
  24. ^ Venture sales in China's three major music platforms:
  25. ^ I sales in China's three major music platforms:
  26. ^ Imagination sales in China's three major music platforms:
  27. ^ Kwon Ji-Yong sales in China's three major music platforms:
  28. ^ a b c d "QQ音乐数字专辑--MADE SERIES 《E》". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  29. ^ Reloaded II sales in China:
  30. ^ Taylor Swift - Reputation sales
  31. ^ Liu Xing sales
  32. ^
  33. ^ "QQ音乐- 听我想听的歌 --Bedtime Stories". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  34. ^ The War sales in China:
  35. ^ Lay 02 Sheep sales in China's three major music platforms:
  36. ^ Winter Special Gift sales in China's three major music platforms:
  37. ^ T.A.O sales in two of China's major music platforms:
  38. ^ "黄子韬《The Road》专辑上线 开启C-Pop新套路". August 30, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  39. ^ THE TIME sales in three of China's major music platforms:
  40. ^ Wings sales in China:
  41. ^ You Never Walk Alone sales in China's three major music platforms:
  42. ^ Stefanie Sun's No. 13 – A Dancing Van Gogh sales in China:
  43. ^ "QQ音乐 -- Black Courage". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  44. ^ "QQ音乐 -- Put and Cloak". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  45. ^ Taylor Swift - 1989 sales
  46. ^ Love Yourself: Her sales on China's two major music platform:
  47. ^ "Xiami Music - For Life". Xiami. Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  48. ^ "云音乐商城". music.163.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  49. ^ "《太阳的后裔》原声音乐酷我首发" [Descendants of the Sun OST] (in Chinese). Kuwo. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  50. ^ "QQ音乐 --Fantôme". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  51. ^ "Xiami Music - Universe". Xiami. Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  52. ^ White Night sales on China's two major music platform:
  53. ^ "QQ音乐- 听我想听的歌 --Aiyo, Not Bad". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  54. ^ Love Yourself: Her sales on China's two major music platform:
  55. ^ "QQ音乐 -- With Love, J". QQ music. y.qq.com. Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
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